According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, African Americans had the largest decrease in unemployment rate from March 2011 to March 2012. African Americans’ unemployment rate decreased over one percent with a decrease of 1.6% (see Table 1). Unfortunately, the rate remains the highest of all measured race/ethnic population . . . → Read More: Unemployment Rate for March 2012 – African Americans the Largest 12 Month Decrease
Recently, the New York Times published an article on the events that occurred pertaining to the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The article included three-dimensional maps of the neighborhood where the shooting took place. With the spector of racial profiling, a question arises when reviewing the maps – what information could be revealed . . . → Read More: Sanford, FL Neighborhood Demographics of the Trayvon Martin Shooting
With the attention placed on the shooting of Trayvon Martin along with the accusation of racial profiling, some may wonder – what is the demographic makeup of the city where this tragedy occurred, Sanford, Florida? It may be surprising that according to the 2010 Decennial Census, Sanford is a majority minority city. The U.S. Census Bureau . . . → Read More: The Demographics of Sanford, Florida – A Majority Minority City?
A review of the 2010 American Community Survey 1 Year Data indicates that minority race or ethnic population groups have a much higher percentage of “no vehicle” present at the residence. Residences that do not have vehicles present are more likely to have individuals that do not have driver’s licenses which are the . . . → Read More: 2010 ACS No Vehicle Data Supports the Concerns of New Voter ID Laws Impact on Minorities
According to the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) 1 Year Estimates, African American females had the lowest rate of persons who were married than any other race or ethnic population group (see Table 1). Only 26.0% of African American females above the age of 15 responded that they were married. This rate was . . . → Read More: Marital Status – African American Females Have the Lowest Marriage Rate (2010 ACS)